“I write in terror. I have to talk myself into bravery with every sentence, sometimes every syllable.” Cynthia Ozick
Are you afraid to write? I am. Every time I start to put words on paper to write an article for my blog, I am apprehensive. As usual my censor kicks in and I start asking questions like: Can I pull it off? Do I have anything to say that no one has said before? Do I have anything to say in my own special way that no one has said before? Will I be exposed as a fraud? Will readers notice my pathetic efforts? Or will they recognize themselves in my story and agree with what I have to say or write?
John Cheever called the life of a serious writer “quite a dangerous career.”
It is the same when I start writing a book. After much thinking and planning…
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